So, sometimes my agency gets especially creative. Sometimes they sit around and think “How can we make our models meet for some serious photos? Putting Tara in a TOTALLY commercial engagement shoot with another dashing Q model? And send them on a road trip – a few hours away from where they live? Even though they’ve never met before? Sure! Why not?” (right??…)
Not only did Q stick me and Andreas in a car alone to travel to Santa Barbara together without meeting one another before, to do the most intimate shoot of our lives, we actually (and surprisingly for me, since I assume everyone thinks I’m a geek) had an amazing time getting there and back!! Everyone else on set was so absolutely sweet and down to earth. I rarely get to look “demure and in love”, so this was a treat! Plus, wearing someone’s actual real live wedding ring (no pressure!) was so amazing! Like playing dress up! We got our Free People wardrobe on and were good to go!
The rest of the day was amazing, went smoothly, the sunset was beautiful, the drive was great, we accidentally visited Neverland Ranch (!!!?) and we all had each other laughing! Jess Wilcox brought a team with her, another photographer and an assistant – so I’m not sure who’s photos are what, but I truly love them all!
I saw Andreas recently at a casting (that I booked & he rocked! woo!!) and it was like family. I was in a great mood right away, laughing my butt off, reminiscing. It was just lovely. A huge part of the reason that I love this job, and that I love acting, is that the relationships you form with people on stage, on set or on a shoot is unlike any you get to form with anyone else on a “normal” job or even on a normal day to day basis.
Frankly, the crap you go through sometimes to get a good photo is a ridiculous bonding experience for everyone. I love this energy. I feel it a lot with other models I work with, photographers, wardrobe, MUA’s… It’s really inspired and I feel totally blessed.
I really, really enjoy working with people who live outside of LA sometimes, as this crew was. They bring a sweetness to the shoot that you don’t really ever get in Hollywood, and it made it easy to look happy and in love. 🙂
I really take a lot of pride in this shoot – shot half digital, half with film! It made my heart happy, and it really got my imagination going, but goodness does it put so much in perspective about where I am in life!
Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love engagements and — oh, weddings! I cry at each and every one. I cried at PHOTOS of my best friend’s wedding. Photos. That’s how much weddings get me.
I love that people want to celebrate how they feel about one another. I love that people want to make that unbelievable and sweetest commitment. And goodness gracious do I love my married friends! More freaking power to you. ( My married with children friends get cookies and like 100 years of ridiculous respect. You guys… I’m so proud.) I admire it and I think you’re all really, truly blessed.
I love love. And I think that any way someone wants to show that to another human being is beautiful!
If nothing else, I’m here to say: get your LOVE on, people!
Love is all you need!
Thank you very much.
Love & Light